WHO surge team lands in SA as Africa ‘scales up’ Covid fight

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WHO surge team lands in SA as Africa ‘scales up’ Covid fight

Public health experts are here to increase technical expertise and training among their local counterparts

Senior features writer

The first health experts from the World Health Organisation’s “surge team” arrived in Johannesburg on Thursday to support SA in controlling Covid-19.

SA – among the five countries with the most coronavirus cases globally – is one of the nations pushing Africa’s total number of infections to nearly a million.

The top five in the world (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries) are the US, Brazil, India, Russia and SA...

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